Quotes the Third

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Brian . . . . . also collects "verbal memorabilia" some of which are offered here for your amusement (!) Remember that the idea is that you send some of your favourites to us :-)

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First, a real favourite - which I'm sure represents the motivational policy of the military (and the education service?) in other countries than England !

British naval captain, from the days of sail:

The flogging will continue until the mood of the crew improves.

A few more favourites. Do send us your favourites too - what separates us from the apes is the extent of our ability to steal - oops, I mean share - the ideas of others . . . then maybe I can change the "thought for the week" on my office wall into "thought for the day"! The first two are featured on our Calligraphy Gallery.

The letters should be designed by an artist, not an engineer.
Willliam Morris

Geometry can produce legible letters, but art makes them beautiful.
Art begins where geometry ends, and imparts to letters
a character transcending mere measurement
Paul Standard

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Never eat more than you can lift.
Miss Piggy

If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Unknown source..

I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones
Albert Einstein

Madness takes its toll....please have exact change ready.
J. L'Heureux

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.
Another from Lazarus Long

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Oscar Wild

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
Hanlon's Razor

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them
Albert Einstein

Hypocrisy is the vaseline of political intercourse.
(Jokingly ?) attributed to Margaret Thatcher..

You must love your enemies - it ruins their reputation.

Nietzsche is Dead.

Quantum Mechanics - the dreams stuff is made from.
Unknown - Richard Feinman?

Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.

Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.
Adrienne Gusoff

If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
Sir James Barrie

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet

Never stand between the dog and the hydrant.
John Peers

Never say "oops" in the operating theatre.
Dr. Leo Troy

How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hands....

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
Winston Churchill

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X+Y+Z.
X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut
Albert Einstein

Never say anything on the phone that you wouldn't want your mother to hear at your trial.
Sydney Biddle Barrows, the "Mayflower Madam"

Never use your thumb for a rule. You'll either hit it with a hammer or get a splinter in it.
Uncle Ed's Rule of Thumb

The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing.
Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation
of these atoms is talking moonshine .
Ernest Rutherford, after he had split the atom for the first time.

Never pick a fight with anyone who orders ink by the barrel.
American adage about newspaper editors

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing
Albert Einstein

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Gloria Steinham

668: The Neighbour of the Beast

If God had meant us to be naked, we would have been born that way.

Mel Brooks

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And to finish ... BD's Motto: S.I.B. - Simple Is Best. Adopted from ....

Ockham's Razor:

"Entities ought not to be mutiplied except of necessity"
William of Ockham, 1285-1349 (approx!)

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